Teacher-student relations, how close is too close? Just when we thought the string of teacher and student sexual relationships was cooling off we get bombarded with this one.
At bountiful Junior High School in Utah two teachers are being accused of having sex with the same student. The sexual relationships are said to have sprouted from personal conversations to the exchange of sexual text messages and phone sex. Accused teacher #1, Linda Nef, a Utah studies teacher and cheerleading adviser. Accused teacher #2, Valynne Bowers, teaches math.
Both of the teachers have admitted to having sex with the boy for the last year. Both Nef and Bowers were booked into the Davis County Jail. Maybe the two can share a jail cell where they can cat fight over the 13-year-old. Both have said that they were unaware of the others relationship with the boy.
The investigation so far indicates that none of the sexual acts took place on school campus. Instead, the teachers allegedly went to the boy’s home, parking lots or parks. I’m curious to know where this boy’s parents were when his lady-friends were inviting themselves over to his house.
In today’s society our kids learn about sex from an early age and begin having sex at an early age. Given the mindset of a teenage boy in America this teenager would probably be labeled as ‘lucky’ amongst his peers. Chances are he was a willing partner for both women but at what age is he mentally capable to make such a decision? Is the boy a victim or not? Another thing to consider, gender roles, what if the teachers were male and the student was a 13-year-old female.
Now, for a full-grown adult woman to want to have sex with a minor is perverted and disgusting. There may be deeper, more personal issues for both women.
The statistics show that since 2007 there have been at least 10 other Utah teachers or school employees/officials charged with engaging in sexual acts with students.